I got a new, shiny pair of Sony MDR-10R headphones and the detachable cable comes with a Play/Pause button. Is there any way to make Windows (or any media player in Windows) recognize these button?
I know that most new laptops recognize the standard media buttons on headphones. IF they have the 4 pin connector, i.e. they have a mic as well, you should be fine. you might need an adapter from the 4 pin connector to 2 3 pin connectors if your laptop has separate mic and headphone jacks.